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Canyon Fire holds steady at 64 acres, Cal Fire says. Evacuations in Napa County lifted

Watch bulldozer crews mop up wildfire near Lake Berryessa

Firefighters battle the Canyon Fire near Lake Berryessa off Highway 128 near Wragg Canyon Road on Monday July 22, 2019. The fire threatened nine homes.
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Firefighters battle the Canyon Fire near Lake Berryessa off Highway 128 near Wragg Canyon Road on Monday July 22, 2019. The fire threatened nine homes.

A 64-acre wildfire burning in Napa County has mostly been contained, and evacuations in the area have been lifted, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in a Tuesday evening update.

The Canyon Fire is 85 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.

The wildfire sparked about 1:15 p.m. Monday near Highway 128 and Wragg Canyon Road, two miles south of Lake Berryessa. It is 36 miles west-southwest of Sacramento.

The Napa County Sheriff’s Office in a statement Monday said nine homes were evacuated. As of Tuesday evening, Cal Fire said those evacuations had been lifted. No structures have been reported damaged or destroyed.

The Canyon Fire’s cause remains under investigation.

The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning for Modoc County, in the northeast corner of California, in place Tuesday afternoon through evening.

NWS red-flag warnings indicate a presence of gusty winds, low humidity and hot temperatures that create high risk for wildfires igniting and spreading.

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Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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